RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – North Carolina health officials reported 1,189 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday – the highest single-day total amid the pandemic.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services also returned the largest number of tests in a single day on Thursday – 19,039. That is 1,762 more completed tests that the previous single-day high which was reported on May 29.
North Carolina has 31,966 lab-confirmed cases from 468,302 completed tests.
An additional 21 deaths in the state are being attributed to the virus with health officials reporting 960 coronavirus-related deaths.
Hospitalizations dropped for the second day in a row.
NCDHHS said 659 patients are hospitalized on Thursday with COVID-19.